A NEW LIFE
Having grown up in the countryside and a life of animals and farming and fresh air, I wanted to return to a more natural life and to live more independently, so I began finding ways to earn a living, including restoring and selling vintage furniture.
I also adopted two rescue dogs, Frankie and Sammy, and these gorgeous additions to my life were the catalyst to my ‘epiphany’ to restore a classic camper van.
I wanted to be able to travel with Frankie and Sammy, but both were taking a long time to recover from their bad backgrounds and to be socialised, so I started to look at camper vans, so we could have adventures together in a self-contained home on wheels.
I have a real passion for everything vintage, so I started searching for classic campers, and one day I saw an advert for a one-off 1970 Morris Minor caravanette, which had been stored in a barn, unused, for five years. I completely fell in love with him and knew I had to rescue him.
So I bought him – unseen and un-tested, having only seen a few grainy pictures of him, and had him trailered to mine in London.